To Rose (10/17/08):
You should definitely take the course. After riding on the back of my husband's Harley for a year I decided to take the Rider's Edge course last month to see if I was comfortable on a bike and if I could handle riding myself. The Rider's Edge course I took through a Harley dealership was five days (three evenings in the classroom and two full days on the range). I loved it and got my license the next day and bought my own bike a week later. The course is great and very worthwhile!

Sara
Germantown, WI
Monday, October 20, 2008
My husband keeps suggesting that I learn to ride my own bike, a Yamaha V Star. While I am a bit overwhelmed at riding myself, I would love to know how just in case we are stranded somewhere-or he gets hurt, etc.

Right now, all I do is jump on the back of his bike -- a Honda Gold Wing, and ride! How do I begin? I would love to do this and surprise him. How long does it take, a course?

Rose
Cleveland, TN
Friday, October 17, 2008
Editor Response
Check out our Beginner's Guide section on WRN. It walks you through all the steps to learning to ride. We also have an article on Choosing Your First Bike in the archives of the Riding Right section that will help. Plus, visit the Readers' Letters to check out the inspirational letters.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor